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Isami Kurasaki

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July 18, 2011
Isami “Ike” Kurasaki, 91, of Pearl City, a state Department of Education school principal, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Mary F.; sons Irving and Blaine; daughter Ann; sisters Elsie Oshita, Betty Omori, Evelyn Hanki and Marian Kubota; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Gumercinda Gumarang Saguiped

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Feb. 3, 2013
Gumercinda Gumarang Saguiped, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Outrigger Surf Hotel housekeeping supervisor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pampalona, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Domingo Jr. and Clarence, sisters Lourdes Quidilla and Bella Abaga, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Dianne Benigno Dela Vega

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Jan. 27, 2013
Dianne Benigno Dela Vega, 61, of Waipahu, a commissary produce clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ismael; son Daniel; daughters Dixie Dela Vega and Maile Dela Cruz; parents Francisco and Consolacion Benigno; brothers Doming, Arsenio and Ceasar Benigno; sisters Teresita Acoba, Vicki Dameg, Lily Agbayani, Regina Dela Vega and Elsa Fultz; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Jien Wan Lee

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Jan. 25, 2013
Jien Wan Lee, 90, of Honolulu, a Hong Kung Restaurant employee, died in Liliha Health Care. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Hung Sum and Alexander, daughters Hung Sheong Lau and Christine Lee Tong, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Updated service information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Marlene Hatsumi Sasaki

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Jan. 27, 2013
Marlene Hatsumi Sasaki, 67, of Honolulu, a Mid-Pacific Institute administrative assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kanrad K., son Stephen T., daughter Sherrie K., mother Dorothy S. Nakata, brother Paul Nakata, sisters Ann and Lynn Nakata, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Rose Chieko Hirata

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Jan. 30, 2013
Rose Chieko Hirata, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Mildred’s of Hawaii seamstress, died in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ronald Y., Randall M. and Russell S.; brother Kunio Shirabe; sisters Katherine Shirabe, Helen Chong and Annie Malama; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Rose Mary Mahelona

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Feb. 3, 2013
Rose Mary Mahelona, 83, of Grand Prairie, Texas, a retired PBX operator at Princess Kaiulani Hotel, died. She was born in Waiawa. She is survived by son Chester, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes in Hawaii at a later date. Donations suggested to Texas Community Hospice.

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Harlan M. Sawyer

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Jan. 12, 2013
Harlan M. Sawyer, 90, of Honolulu, a mechanic and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Nebraska. He is survived by sister Anne S. Ohia. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Honolulu First Church of the Nazarene, 408 Judd St. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Herbert Yoshikazu Hirotsu

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Jan. 27, 2013
Herbert Yoshikazu Hirotsu, 83, of Kahuku, a retired Kahuku Sugar Mill auto mechanic and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Kahuku. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by companion Phyllis Tate, hanai son Alika, hanai daughters Brenda and Pamela, sisters Ruth Hatchimonji and Muriel Sunada, and numerous hanai grandchildren and hanai great-grandchildren. Visitation and graveside services: 10 a.m. Feb. 22 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Jill Lani Matsunaga

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Jan. 12, 2013
Jill Lani Matsunaga, 48, of Gardena, Calif., an import and export specialist for Centra Freight Co., died in Los Angeles. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by father Harold, mother Patsy and brothers Lance and Lon. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at Lihue Baptist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha or casual attire.

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Michael John Skrypzak

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Jan. 30, 2013
Michael John Skrypzak, 70, of Honolulu, a programmer, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by brothers Anthony J. and Martin D. Private services.

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Mizue Go Honjiyo

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Feb. 9, 2013
Mizue Go Honjiyo, 98, of Honolulu, retired co-owner of Saimin Center in Hanapepe, Kauai, died in Liliha Care Center. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Willard M. and Clifford K., sister Evelyn K. Yamashiro and four grandchildren. Visitation: noon Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

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Janice Doreene Morgan

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Jan. 26, 2013
Janice Doreene Morgan, 73, of Hawi, Hawaii, owner of Kohala Book Shop in Kapaau, died at home. She was born in St. Francis, Kan. She is survived by husband Frank Jr., son John, daughter Roxanne, brother James Hardt and two grandchildren. No services. Donation suggested to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743.

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Edith Hisayo Taguchi

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Jan. 30, 2013
Edith Hisayo Taguchi, 90, of Kahului, a retired pineapple industry packer, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Donald, brothers Takashi and Joe Hongo, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services held.

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Hifumi Ishimoto

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Jan. 28, 2013
Hifumi Ishimoto, 80, of Honomu, Hawaii, a billing clerk for the office of Dr. Matayoshi, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Laurie Yoneda, brother Jitsuo, sisters Fumiye Jyo and Shirley Gushiken, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Fusae K. Morita

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Feb. 6, 2013
Fusae K. Morita, 95, of Kapaa, Kauai, co-proprietor of Pono Studio, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kapaa Homesteads, Kauai. She is survived by son Dr. Gary K. and Clifford K., daughter Jo Ann S. Ishii, brothers Katsuyoshi and Masato Kadota, sister Hideko Kurosaki, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Fumiko Alsie Tica

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Jan. 31, 2013
Fumiko Alsie Tica, 64, of Honolulu, a Walmart shelf stocker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jason; son Benito Peloli; daughter Leila Peloli; brothers Ronald, Calvin, Kenneth, Norman, Eddie and George Endo; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Telesfora Luisa Javillo Javar

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Jan. 21, 2013
Telesfora Luisa Javillo “Orang” Javar, 89, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Felipe J., son Saturnino J., daughter Marilou Cortez, brother Benigno Javillo, sister Manuela Laviste, 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Natasha Murray

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Feb. 1, 2013
Natasha Murray, 30, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by father Selwyn and stepmother Dolores Rodriguez. No services.

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George Balino Jr.

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Jan. 30, 2013
George Balino Jr., 79, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard supervisor and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Lee, Kevin and Kalani; daughters Cheri Mahoe, Naomi Gonsalves and Lori Balino; brothers Robert Balino and Kanani and Rodney Morris; sister Yolanda Morreira; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Naynine Highland Torres

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Jan. 22, 2013
Naynine Highland Torres, 65, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jesse and Robert, daughter Kimi and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Pauline Annie Kanoho

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Jan. 27, 2013
Pauline Annie Kanoho, 83, of Lihue, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ezra; sons Reuben “Kaipo,” Paul, Solomon and Ezra; sisters Beverly Medeiros and Ann Leong; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services held.

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Clive Hoomanawanui Pilialoha

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Jan. 21, 2013
Clive Hoomanawanui Pilialoha, 53, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Steven Jr. and Milton, and sisters Renee Pilialoha and Stephanie Mahelona. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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James Anderson Bolte

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Jan. 24, 2013
James Anderson Bolte, 85, of Sparks, Nev., a retired life insurance agent in Hawaii, died in Sparks. He was born in Berkeley, Calif. He is survived by son Chris and Boyd; daughters Debra Cary, Lisa Storms and Hanna Bolte; sister Phyllis Duggan; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiiashscatterings.com.

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Carl Vaas

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Feb. 4, 2013
Carl Vaas, 87, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He is survived by son Mark and daughter Karen. Private services.

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George Kishimoto

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Feb. 3, 2013
George Kishimoto, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Edward Enterprises delivery driver, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by brother Hiroshi and sisters Eiko Higa, Edith K. Shimabukuro, Ellen F. and Frances S. Oshiro, and Karen Kishimoto. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Richard Zbigniew Procza

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Feb. 9, 2013
Richard Zbigniew “Rick” Procza, 64, of Kilauea, Kauai, owner of Rick’s Roofing, died in Hanalei Bay. He was born in Wolverhampton, England. He is survived by wife Charlene “Char,” sons Andrzej and John-Jozef, daughter Dawn Amie Ingols, sisters Barbara Amaral and Krys Widaman, and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Kilauea, 2453 Kolo Road.

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Margaret Helen Leilani Lehua Borges

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Feb. 4, 2013
Margaret Helen Leilani Lehua “Nanny” Borges, 71, of Waimanalo, a Centerplate manager at Sea Life Park restaurant, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Benjamin; daughters Bennydeen, Polly, Jodie and Karry Borges, and Kelly Lavin; brothers Henry C. Jr., William C., Abraham and Anthony Kassebeer; sisters Anna Keonohi, Eliza Cummings, Ella Mae Gonzales and Alma Kassebeer; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo. Services: 12:15 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veteran Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Christopher Woods

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Feb. 5, 2013
Christopher Woods, 54, of Waipahu, a pharmacist and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Jo Ann Wakatsuki-Woods and father Alvin. Private services.

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David Alan Krebs

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Nov. 1, 2012
David Alan Krebs, 42, of Kailua-Kona died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. No known survivors. No services.

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